Going with our clubs theme for this month, 'The Sudan', tonights game has been set up to play the final advance of Hicks Pashas 10000 strong Kordofan Expedition and its subsequent destruction at the hands of over 40 000 Mahdist warriors. I have set the table up with the Egyptian forces deployed in one of the two possible formations Hicks may have formed due to the terrain he was about to advance across. Tonight his mission will be to try and reach the far end of the table and break through the encircling enemy forces.....good luck old boy!
Initial deployment - three square of infantry, cavalry on the flanks, baggage train in the middle and the artillery, Hicks Pasha's bodyguard and the man himself with staff in the lead.
Another view of the three square formation, all were mint to be about 300 yards apart so within supporting distance.
Hicks Pasha, staff and bodyguard lead the advance
40 000 warriors about to spring the trap
The Mahdi, his standard bearer and Mystic